Rogue River

Town goes to the hounds this Saturday

October 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Contests, costumes, food, free stuff at dog walk by BETH ALTENA HAPPY HOUNDS—and happy owners who are excited about bringing a dog park to Rockford. Support the park by attending the Happy Hounds Dog Walk Saturday. “It’s already a success. I just hope the dogs show up,” said organizer Tom VanderSloot, who is hoping for a big bow wow turnout this Saturday, Oct. 29 [...]

Sun shines on for annual Art in the Park

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Photo by TOM SCOTT                 Photo by TOM SCOTT What a gorgeous day for an art show on Saturday, September 10 at Garden Club Park by the Rogue River. The attendance was excellent as well as the coffee, juices, morning snacks provided by the Rockford Area Arts Commission and a local baker. Sales were way up this year compared [...]

Turtle lays eggs in yard for 13th year

June 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

A Main Street Rockford resident called the Squire reporter/office manager Kate Sickrey over to photograph an annual visitor. Nancy, a friend of the newspaper’s staff, observes a large snapping turtle which comes into her yard to lay her eggs. She has been laying her eggs there for 13 years and always returns to about the same spot for this event, which usually takes [...]

Young men take on trash in Rogue

June 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

Erik Smoes, a junior at Rockford High School, and Beau Port, a seventh-grade student at North Rockford Middle School, put their passion for the Rogue River to work. Both are avid fishermen who also believe strongly in recycling. They really enjoy fishing in the Rogue and want to keep it clean. The two saw a need for a Rogue River cleanup north of the dam. They took time [...]

Klima hauls in huge steelhead

April 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

It took Carson Klima 12, about 15 minutes to reel in this 27-1/2 inch steelhead out of the Rogue River on Saturday, April 23. Klima was probably in good shape to undertake the fight with the fish as he works hard delivering the Rockford Squire each week.   [...]
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